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Syrian refugee Mardini returns to Hungary for world swimming champs

Budapest - Two years on from sleeping rough in Budapest on a perilous trek from Syria to Germany, teenage refugee Yusra Mardini is back in the Hungarian capital competing in the world swimming championships.

Netanyahu slams EU's 'crazy' Israel policy

Budapest - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday denounced the EU's political demands on Israel as "absolutely crazy", in remarks leaked from a closed-door meeting with eastern and central European leaders in Budapest.

Israel denounces EU criticism as 'anomaly'

Budapest - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday denounced Brussels' repeated criticism of Israel as an "anomaly" and called on Europe to reassess its relationship with the Jewish state.

Israel PM hails Hungary fight against anti-Semitism

Budapest - Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday praised Budapest for "standing up for" the Jewish state, at talks with Hungarian premier Viktor Orban who is under fire at home for allegedly stoking anti-Semitism.

'Spiritual brothers' Netanyahu, Orban meet in Budapest

Budapest - Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu is in Budapest Tuesday for talks with Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, who hopes the visit will silence critics accusing him of leading an anti-Semitic crusade against US billionaire George Soros.

Meeting of minds as Netanyahu visits Hungary's Orban

Budapest - Hungary welcomes Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday on a landmark visit that Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes will bolster him in his battle with George Soros and deflect charges of stoking anti-Semitism.

Hungary set to remove 'anti-Semitic' Soros posters

Budapest - Hungary said Wednesday that it would end a public information poster campaign attacking George Soros that the US billionaire and others said smacked of anti-Semitism.

Soros 'distressed' by 'anti-Semitic' Hungary campaign

Budapest - US billionaire George Soros hit back Tuesday at a Hungarian government anti-immigration poster and media campaign that he said uses "anti-Semitic" imagery.

Israel envoy urges Hungary to halt anti-Soros campaign

Budapest - Israel's ambassador in Budapest called on Hungary on Saturday to halt a nationwide poster campaign targeting US billionaire George Soros, which Jewish leaders say is stoking anti-Semitic feelings.

Migrant death truck 'mastermind' tight-lipped at trial

Taf - The alleged kingpin of a human trafficking gang accused of killing 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria refused to testify on the second day of his trial on Thursday.

Lowering cholesterol thanks to artificial prebiotics

Budapest - A new study indicates that a naturally synthesized prebiotic can target and increase the growth of bacteria in the human gut which lead to a reduction in cholesterol levels. The research comes from the University of Reading in the U.K.

The 'Mastermind' behind migrant death truck

Taf - The handcuffed Afghan flashed a boyish smile at the cameras as he entered the packed Hungarian courtroom on Wednesday to stand trial over the deaths of 71 migrants found dead in the back of a truck nearly two years ago.

Migrant death truck trial opens in Hungary

Taf - Eleven men went on trial on Wednesday over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria nearly two years ago, in one of the most disturbing cases marking Europe's migration crisis.

Hungary passes tough anti-foreign NGO law

Budapest - Hungary's parliament approved Tuesday a crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups despite an international outcry, in a move seen as targeting US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary passes tough anti-foreign NGO law

Budapest - Hungary's parliament approved Tuesday a crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups despite an international outcry, in a move seen as targeting US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary MPs to vote on controversial NGO law next week

Budapest - Hungary's parliament will vote on June 13 on a new law regulating non-governmental organisations (NGOs) receiving support from abroad which critics say is designed to stigmatise and intimidate civil groups.

Soros's baby, Orban's enemy: the Central European University

Budapest - The Central European University, co-founded by billionaire George Soros after the fall of communism to help eastern and central Europe's transition to democracy, is in the crosshairs of Hungary's government.

Hungary bars British far-right figure Griffin

Budapest - Hungary has declared British far-right figure Nick Griffin a "persona non grata" and barred him from the country, the interior ministry said Friday.

Hungary defies EU on law threatening Soros-founded university

Budapest - Hungary will not change a controversial higher education law a government official said Thursday, despite an EU threat of legal action over fears it targets a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary PM slams EU sanctions threat

Budapest - Hungarian populist premier Viktor Orban on Friday denounced threatened EU sanctions over the country's deteriorating rights situation and again accused Budapest-born US financier George Soros of pulling the strings in Brussels.
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